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WHAT IS WINE?

Wine is an alcoholic beverage made with fermented grapes. Technically, wine can be made with any fruit, but most wines are made with wine grapes.

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Wine grapes are different to table grapes. They are much smaller, they have seeds and they are also sweeter than table grapes.

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Grapevines take a year to grow grapes. The harvest in the Northern Hemisphere is Aug-Oct, and the harvest in the Southern Hemisphere is Feb-Apr.

A single-varietal wine is made with one grape variety e.g. Pinot Noir.

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A blended wine is made by mixing several wines together e.g. Bordeaux blend.

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Vintage refers to the year when the grapes were harvested. Non-vintage (NV) wines are a blend of several harvests.

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Introduction to wine training booklet  

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